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Satellite Operator Eutelsat Boosts Business Broadband Speeds to 30Mbps

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 (10:30 am) - Score 856
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Satellite operator Eutelsat, which supplies a number of broadband ISPs in the UK (Europasat, Freedomsat, Avonline etc.), has announced a new range of business products that will boost download speeds up to 30Mbps and offer data allowances of up to 500GB.

At present most of Eutelsat’s business focused satellite broadband (“tooway“) services are supplied via their KA-SAT spacecraft and offer download speeds of up to 22Mbps, with usage allowances tending to top out at just 200GB (GigaBytes) per month. You can expect to pay more than £200 +vat per month for that (a few ISPs charge nearly £400), which is before we get into the hefty hardware and setup costs (these can in some areas be neutralised via Government subsidy schemes).

However the operator has today launched a new range of tooway business products to their ISP customers, which boost download speeds up to 30Mps (uploads of 6Mbps) and offer increased data allowances up to 500GB per month.

The New tooway™ Business Range:
· tooway™ Business 25 offering a 25GB monthly data allowance.

· tooway™ Business 40 offering a 40GB monthly data allowance.

· tooway™ Business 100 and 200 and 500 offering 100GB, 200GB and 500GB monthly data allowances respectively.

· tooway™ Telemetry Lite or tooway™ Telemetry Premium with a 0.5GB and 2GB monthly allowance respectively – designed for businesses that need machine to machine or simple data communications with a 2Mbps up-and-down-link.

Customers can also benefit from an array of options like static IP addresses, Business Hour Protection (gives business customers preferential access to the satellite network during core operating hours of 7am to 7pm) and “guaranteed bandwidth speeds” from 128Kbps and up to 1Mbps (only on Satellite would that seem like an improvement).

Olivier Anstett, Eutelsat Broadband General Manager, said:

“With our improved range of tooway™ Business solutions we are providing organisations with a range of market-leading broadband satellite services to support their commercial needs. If businesses feel that lack of access to high-speed broadband services is holding back their business or that they need an alternative or additional provider, then tooway™ Business is the place to start your search.”

Further details can be found on this page (www.tooway.co.uk/business) and we note that most of the UK based Eutelsat ISPs have yet to update their packages, although we did spot the odd one with a 30Mbps package and 500GB allowance for businesses (here). However in order to get that top package you’ll need to pay £840 per month! At that rate some may be tempted to build their own network instead.

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9 Responses
  1. Avatar DTMark

    Having an add-on option to guarantee 1Mbps seems to be an acceptance that not all customers even get 1Mbps all of the time.

    And that if some people buy the add-on then potentially more people who do not, will see less than 1Mbps.

    What is the issue here, contention and lack of capacity?

    • Capacity and related contention is an obvious hindrance for broadband Satellites because they offer a limited amount of it and the cost of improving that is high (i.e. needing many years and hundreds of £millions worth of development/insurance/launch costs before you can get a new one into the Sky).

    • I think you’ve highlighted the real issue there!

      Even in the remotest area you could work something else out for less than £800 per month!

    • Avatar DTMark

      My impression of satellite, purely based on what I have read about it, is that it’s best to consider it in the same way as a half meg ADSL connection with poor latency, occasionally or regularly bursting to usable speeds (maybe 10 to 20Mbps and mostly in the middle of the night).

      So if you really do live somewhere where 3G/4G isn’t an option and absolutely have to have an internet connection at home then it would just about suffice for checking email and (briefly) using Remote Desktop.

      However you’d still need to rent an office somewhere in the nearest town to work out of.

      We’re thinking of moving to the Highlands (Cairngorms National Park) so it’s something I’ve been looking at lately but nothing I’ve seen changes my opinion that satellite is an unreliable last-resort for emergencies only.

    • Avatar Craski

      My retired neighbour got a satellite system installed on the better broadband scheme and went onto the lowest data package which I think was 25GB. He thought that would suffice but on first month he got a new PC to go with his new internet connection and with windows updates and downloading software for the new PC he used his allowance in a few days and ended up going back to his 2Mb ADSL connection. He said the 2Mb had never felt so good even after just a few days of using the satellite!

    • “consider it in the same way as a half meg ADSL connection with poor latency”

      NOTE: Even a slow speed ADSL connection can still deliver a fairly low level of latency. I recall long ago getting about 25ms+ on my 512Kbps ADSL line, which was more than acceptable.

    • Avatar craski

      “However you’d still need to rent an office somewhere in the nearest town to work out of.”

      Good point. At £840/Month it would probably be cheaper to rent a small office in an area with half decent connectivity.

  2. Avatar craski

    If £840/month for a sub standard service was my only option I’d 100% be building my own network or moving my business.

  3. Avatar alan

    25GB gone in about 2 hours worth of downloading at 30Mbps 🙁

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